Business scene for the week of 4/17/18

The arrival of spring always means that Martin’s Produce and Greenhouse Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation is just around the corner. This Saturday, April 21, beginning at 8 a.m., Martin’s will be celebrating their 11th year of providing Lassen County with the largest selection of locally grown vegetable and flowering plants, combo planters and of course their famous hanging baskets.
There will be complimentary refreshments served throughout the day.

Martin’s is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. They are located at 721-425 Cappezoli Lane, Standish. For more information, call 254-6503 and see their ad in this week’s paper for more details.

Blake Huhtala at Elegant Iris & The Men’s Den tells us that they are ready to take care of ordering the latest tuxedo styles, including the popular slim fit, for the upcoming prom. For the young ladies, if the dress you love doesn’t fit quite right, bring it in and the alteration specialists at Elegant Iris will work their magic! Huhtala tells us that her rates are comparable to those of the over-priced specialty stores. She also offers a large selection of fabrics, ribbons and laces for your one of-a-kind custom-designed garter. You can see Elegant Iris’s ad in this week’s paper.

The 12th annual Spring Home, Garden and Recreation Show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. This event is free to the community, and food and drinks are available for purchase throughout the day. They’ll be offering a wedding showcase, too, for brides to start shopping and planning for their special day. Be sure to stop by and get new ideas from the many local sponsors with booths at this year’s event.

Charlotte Roberts, Social Services coordinator at the Eskaton Lassen Manor in Susanville, wants you to know they will be hosting a free community presentation for any individual with disabilities who would be interested in getting a free phone.

The presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. Monday April 23 and you can R.S.V.P. by calling 257-7017. They have specialized phones that include cell amplifiers, captioned, speech assist, picture dial and more units for eligible California residents. Phone plan fees are extra. Let the experts explain this state-funded program to you, and there is no cost, no obligation, age or income requirements.

Eric Paslay, platinum artist and songwriter, will be the headliner for the Friday night concert, July 20, at the 2018 Lassen County Fair. Special guest Jackson Michelson will be opening for Paslay, and the night is sure to be enjoyed by country music fans. Tickets will be available soon. For more information about the event, see their ad in this week’s paper.

Recent storm damage has forced the temporary move of CR Stuff thrift store to the Crossroads Ministries location. The thrift store is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be held until further notice behind Crossroads Ministries at 2410 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, call Cathy Martinez at 250-7083.

Don’t miss your hometown Susanville Supermarket/IGA store’s meat bonanza sale. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19-21, they have all types of meat at amazing prices! For a great selection on great meats, head on down to Susanville Supermarket at the corner of Grand Avenue and Main Street, Susanville. See their ad in this week’s paper.

Are you a recreational shooter looking for a place to practice your sport? Sierra Sportsmen Club is just the place for you. They have a large range with multiple shooting discipline opportunities, and single or family memberships available.

Sierra Sportsmen Club is located at 478-505 Brier Patch Road, off Rice Canyon Road in Susanville. See their ad in this week’s paper for more information, or log onto their website at

In collaboration with the Susanville Symphony, JandJ Performing Arts will be performing “Hollywood Vibe” at their upcoming recital. The show will be held at the Susanville Veterans Hall, and tickets are available at Margie’s Book Nook or JandJ Performing Arts. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28. For more information, see their ad in this week’s paper, or log onto

It’s not always easy to be enthusiastic, especially when it seems like you’re the only one with more work than you think you could possibly handle.

Sometimes life, work, family or activities can drain your energy. However, we can keep our enthusiasm at a high. The following strategies should help keep you motivated:

Be enthusiastic. Many times, we condition ourselves to be negative. We are afraid of being viewed as being overly enthusiastic or unrealistic. Some believe this will soften the blow of any problems or difficult situations that come along. Yet, by simply being enthusiastic, it eventually becomes real. Others pick up on enthusiasm, become excited themselves and then give their enthusiasm back. It becomes a beautiful circle of energy.

Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. And don’t put up with people who do. Another person’s negativity affects your own. It becomes a negative, ongoing cycle that is easy to begin, but can be difficult to come out of. Don’t fall for it from the beginning. Consciously decide to generate enthusiasm.